Winter Courses

PSL 5010 Individual Research Direct participation in laboratory research in the physiological sciences under the supervision of a departmental faculty advisor. Introduction to experimental protocol and current related scientific literature. Offered Every Term. Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to undergraduate students with a classifcation of Junior, or Senior level.
Dr. James Rillema - Coordinator
 
PSL 6310 Biotechnology: Techniques & Applications Lab Students choose one of the biotechnology techniques discussed in PSL 6300 and spend the semester in an active research laboratory learning the practice of the technique through hands-on experience. Offered Winter. Prerequisites: PSL 6300 with a minimum grade of C Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Dr. J.-P. Jin - Coordinator
 
PSL 7030/7031  Basic Graduate Physiology Lecture II Second of two courses designed to give an introduction to basic human physiology. Prereq: organic chemistry; introductory biology; physics and enrollment in the physiology graduate program; or consent of the coordinator. Offered every winter semester, 4 credits. (PSL 7031 Basic Graduate Physiology II - a restricted section open only to physiology graduate students and IBS majors.)
Dr. Jason Mateika - Coordinator
 
PSL 7040 Basic
Graduate Physiology
Lab II
Introduction to laboratory exercises and techniques in experimental physiology of organ systems. Prereq: organic chemistry; introductory biology; physics; enrollment in the physiology graduate program; or consent of the coordinator. Offered every winter semester, 2 credits
Dr. Robert Wessells - Coordinator
 
PSL 7060 Current Literature Students are required to present published papers at least once each semester, and must attend all class meetings. Offered Fall, Winter. Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Dr. Charles Chung - Coordinator
 
PSL 7215 NanoBioScience The impact of NanoBioScience in biology & medicine is profound. Hence, novel tools and technologies used in the study of NanoBioScience, and new discoveries and developments made in the field, will be the focus of this course. Offered winter semester, 3 credits
Dr. Bhanu Jena - Coordinator
 
PSL 7400 Advanced Respiratory Physiology Advanced topics in respiratory physiology and provide guidance in critical reading and discussion of literature. Prereq: enrollment in a graduate program; or consent of the coordinator. Offered winter semester of even years, 2 credits
Dr. Jason Mateika - Coordinator
 
PSL 7610 Biological Basis of Sleep Basic physiology of human sleep, role of sleep in cognitive and physical performance, sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy). Prereq: PSL 7010 (PSL 7011) or equivalent.  Enrollment in a graduate program; or consent of the coordinator. Offered winter semester of odd years, 2 credits
Dr. Jason Mateika - Coordinator
 
PSL 7640 Cell and Molecular Physiolog The goal of the course is to introduce you to different aspects of cell and molecular physiology, help you identify unanswered questions, to introduce methods and to train you in developing experimental approaches to unanswered problems. Prereq: PSL 7010 or IBS 7015 and consent of the instructor. Offered winter semester even years, 3 credits
Dr. Charles Chung - Coordinator 
 
PSL 7680  Endocrinology A detailed emphasis on current research. Student participation encouraged; each student required to present a one hour lecture. Prereq: PSL 7010 (PSL 7011). Offered winter semester, 4 credits
Dr. James Rillema - Coordinator
 
PSL 7700  Embryonic Stem Cell Biology This course is designed to acquaint graduate students with the diverse disciplines involved in human embryonic stem cell research, biology, and therapeutic potential.  Previous coursework in both biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology is suggested.
Drs. Randy Armant & Zhengqing Hu - Coordinator
 
PSL 7740 (PSY 7740) Developmental Systems in Reproductive Biology 
 
Theoretical foundations course in development emphasizing contemporary developmental systems theory and its relevant applications to reproductive biology. Prereq: plan of study; consent of coordinator. Offered winter odd years, 3 credit
TBD - Coordinator
 
PSL 7770  Perinatal
Biology and
Reproduction
Lectures exposing students to areas of current interest and research in the field of perinatal biology. Topics are presented from both basic science and clinical perspectives. Prereq: plan of study; consent of coordinator. Offered winter annually, 2 credits
TBD- Coordinator
 
PSL 7825 Membrane Physiology Covers the basic concepts of membrane transport in the mammalian secretory pathway with an emphasis on the dysregulation of key transport steps and the defective mutations of key regulators which lead to human diseases (e.g. neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and coronary heart diseases). Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students
Dr. Xuequn Chen- Coordinator
 

PSL 7880 Special Topics

Topics individually arranged with faculty. Prereq: plan of Study and consent of coordinator. 1-8 credits (max. 8)
Dr. Robert Lasley- Coordinator
 
PSL 7890 Physiology Seminar Topics individually arranged with faculty. Prereq: enrollment in a graduate program. Offered every winter, 1 credit (max. 6)
Dr. James Rillema  - Coordinator 
 
PSL 7996 Arranged Research Graduate level experience in research techniques. Special research topics in specified areas arranged with faculty individual faculty member. Prereq: plan of study; consent of coordinator. Offered every semester, 1-15 credits (max. 15)
Dr. Robert Lasley- Coordinator

A complete list of courses offered thoughout Wayne State University is available at: Schedule of Classes.